Japan proposes legalising commercial whaling

Tokyo considers ending the 33-year-old ban, saying most species have rebounded, but it's facing opposition from the IWC.

by

    Japan is proposing an end to a 33-year-old ban on commercial whaling, saying it is time because most whale species have rebounded from being endangered at the time the ban began.

    It is facing opposition at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Brazil this week.

    Al Jazeera’s Natasha Ghoneim reports on Japan's proposal, and how it hopes to change minds at the IWC.


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    Survivor stories from Super Typhoon Haiyan

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    We Are Still Here: A Story from Native Alaska

    From Qatar to Alaska, a personal journey exploring what it means to belong when your culture is endangered.